As LED enthusiasts and masters of circuitry ourselves, we were thrilled to be commissioned by Texas Instruments, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of semiconductors.
A company that’s been driving innovation in this country for half a century needed a fixture for their lobby as impressive as their accomplishments; we set out to design something elaborate and daring with Balfour Beatty. The result is a striking chandelier over 53 feet tall (the size of a semi!), boasting an impressive 133 pendants. An eclectic mix of our Mod, Kadur Drizzle, and Nimbus pendants provides a contrast of colors and textures, adding layered complexity — because the engineers at Texas Instruments know a thing or two about complexity.
As it originates from a skylight, this behemoth required a custom frame fixture almost 11 feet by 11 feet in size. The pendants hang down to create an intricate geometric pattern, both rectangular and spiraling, cascading down in a linear fashion to keep in step with the staircase. As the staircase descends, so do the pendants, following the shape of a gyre — wider at the top and coming to a head at the bottom that serves as the focal point in the center of the lobby.